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Attack on Kitchener pro-choice advocate never happened: police

Waterloo Regional Police say an attack on a pro-choice advocate in Kitchener did not happen. The Canadian Press / Francis Vachon/File

Waterloo Regional Police say a reported attack in March on a pro-choice activist in Kitchener never happened.

The 41-year-old woman who made the claim has now been charged with public mischief.

She told police a man threw red paint on her near a Tim Hortons at Charles Street and Borden Avenue at around 12 p.m. on March 6.

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She said the man then yelled “murderer” at her before walking away.

Police said officers were investigating the matter as a hate crime, but have now determined the attack never happened.

Investigators are still looking for additional information and can be contacted at 519-570-9777 ext. 4438 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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